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they may not be here? what we do is provide a place and the material and support and then they figure out their own truth, what it means to them. i see the behavior change in front of my eyes. maybe they have never been able to go out of boundaries, their lives have been so rigid to sort of expressing that makes tremendous changes. because we did what we did, it is now sort of a nationwide model. >> i think you would be surprised if you come to these clinics. many of them i think would be your neighbors if you knew that. often times we just don't discuss that. we treat husband and wife and they bring in their kids or we treat the grandparents and then the next generation. there are people who come in who need treatment for their heart disease or for their diabetes or their high blood pressure or their cholesterol or their hepatitis b. we actually provide group
medical visits and group education classes and meeting people who have similar chronic illnesses as you do really helps you understand that you are not alone in dealing with this. and it validates the experiences that you have and so you learn from each other. >> i think it's very important to try to be in tune with the needs of the community and a lot of our patients have -- a lot of our patients are actually immigrants who have a lot of competing priorities, family issues, child care issues, maybe not being able to find work or finding work and not being insured and health care sometimes isn't the top priority for them. we need to understand that so that we can help them take care of themselves physically and emotionally to deal with all these other things. they also have to be working through with people living longer and living with more
chronic conditions i think we're going to see more patients coming through. >> starting next year, every day 10,000 people will hit the age of 60 until 2020. . >> the needs of the patients that we see at kerr senior center often have to do with the consequences of long standing substance abuse and mental illness, linked to their chronic diseases. heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, those kinds of chronic illnesses. when you get them in your 30's and 40's and you have them into your aging process, you are not going to have a comfortable old age. you are also seeing in terms of epidemics, an increase in alzheimer's and it is going to
increase as the population increases. there are quite a few seniors who have mental health problems but they are also, the majority of seniors, who are hard-working, who had minimum wage jobs their whole lives, who paid social security. think about living on $889 a month in the city of san francisco needing to buy medication, one meal a day, hopefully, and health care. if we could provide health care early on we might prevent (inaudible) and people would be less likely to end up in the emergency room with a drastic outcome. we could actually provide prevention and health care to people who had no other way of getting health care, those without insurance, it might be more cost effecti
make the transcripts available online. are there any announcements? >> this adams ammendment will go to the full board. >> and can we excuse supervisor ellsbernd? call item number one. >> motion to appoint mirkarimi to the council. >> we will open up for public comment. public comment is now closed. are there any comments or questions on this item? we can move this forward without recommendation. may you pleace call -- please call item 2.
>> the terms ending 2011 and 2013, the bond oversight committee. two seats and two applicants. we will go in the order listed. first is brian brown. >> good afternoon. if you can introduce yourself? and thank you for your service to the community. >> ahs the economist -- i wrote the economic section.
we put forward the idea of creating a revenue bond oversight committee. i was nominated to this in 2003. i would like to be reappointed to the remaining months from november. i would like to be reappointed for the reasons we have discussed today. this is the continuity and the revenue oversight committee. the article i referred to may be found with this system -- and i have a copy here.
i think that this is a very good read -- and this was published by the urban water institution, and i have also written elsewhere -- including the economic section in 2002, the task force report. when i would like to see happen for the revenue oversight committee in my remaining months is to have this disciplinary group, this group proposal. and i would like to see the committee hold public reach out meeting as prescribed in the
legislation. i am always available to meet with you and your colleagues on this issue, i have done so in the past. and when my supervisor was here -- we used to have regular meetings. commission of the revenue oversight committee is to make certain that all regular bonds as expanded -- are expended for the purposes of a cost-effective way. there is a lot of money in the revenue bonds that is upcoming. this is about $5 billion or $4 billion, this is unclear. this may be a considerable
amount. my concern is a lot of programs are not on budget with the least possible cost -- i did not know if this is still operational. we created a group -- the transparency committee, and we ask them to discuss these issues. and so -- i was on that, and that also served on the roll call infrastructure project. if you have any other questions -- i have my credentials here
with me. >> the rest may is very impressive. we depend on members of the public to serve on the oversight committee to make certain that we're spending our dollars effectively. i appreciate your work in your extensive experience. >> i just want to say, thank you for your service. >> i would like to call up the next applicant. >> it is nice to see you. i hope that all is well. i will briefly summarize because i know you have heard my background before before this committee. i spent the first part of my career on wall street's -- working at merrill lynch. according to the new york city comptroller's office.
for the last 20 or so years, i have been a finance and accounting professional. in this city i work for a startup with online gaming, which is obviously an emerging market. we are hiring another 10 people which i am certain you are happy to hear in san francisco. >> why not 20 people? >> we are looking for the space. in addition to my experience, i have an interest in public service. i was just reported to continue in that role for the next year. the serving on a committee like this will allow me to bring my expertise and my experience to bear on making certain that the
public money is spent affectively, and for the right purpose. and i hope that my skills -- in catching different things will help. and we will not waste this money. i thank you for the opportunity to be here today. >> i do have a quick question. the members appointed should have expertise in economics and project management. can you touch on your experience in any of those areas. >> clearly, in economics, i have a good background. we have the various areas on the economic side.
the project touches me from a professional standpoint. this is as opposed to a water system or a public utility. but my experience is probably most relevant because this was expected to be a vertical solar company. being a financial controller for this company, we were building some solar farms in canada and i was instrumental in this. this does provide some debt experience for the construction and the project management as well. >> we were wanting to contact you a couple of times to ask if you had attended any of these meetings. >> i did speak with the gentleman on the phone.
and i just got this the other day. i certainly plan to spend time with someone like him and others. >> i only ask because we were hoping he would do that before the rules committee today and i would feel more comfortable continuing -- we would love to support you for a position and we appreciate your commitment to wanting to serve the city but we want the applicants to meet with them prior to confirming the appointment. of course, this would be one of my thoughts. >> this is not a specific requirement. were you notified that he would be accepted before hand? in all fairness -- >> we may
have had a bad number for you. >> the notion is fine. if this was a requirement i would have taken care of this. i think that the discussion that i did have with the person who called -- i did get a callback from someone and they were on the board of supervisors. i do not quite know exactly what this meant. they spoke to me about my background and my interests. at this time, we left that, we had to have rules committee. the messages came to me yesterday or the day before. and there was really not time for me to get in touch with him, most likely on the phone. but this is up to you in terms of your preference.
i think i am a quick learner and a quick study, and we will get up to speed very quickly. they seem quite anxious to fill the seat and get on with the work. there are a lot of things happening, and i think that they have had someone on a carryover basis for some time. i am flexible. >> they would like to me before confirming the appointment. i would prefer to continue this and we can bring this back immediately on june 3. this is june 2. others have requested this and i will defer to them but i think that this is just a formality to get a sense of your interest. >> is there a particular person or should i just go through the cfo?
>> lun -- the legislative aide will put you in touch with them. >> i have all intentions of putting forward, but with this requirement, if there is a bad number, there is a bad number. i would be hard-pressed to ask somebody to do something that is not know that there will have to do. you can meet with him in a couple of weeks. >> and which allow me to come back on the second? >> i'll be happy to do that. i will be in touch with them and schedule some time with them and we will go from there. >> and other any other questions? i will open this up for public comment on the second item. please step up to the microphone. and the public, is closed.
>> i would like to make a motion to continue until the floor meeting two weeks from today. and can you call in number three? >> this is the building regulation code, for central market street in the tenderloin area. >> my apologies. >> this is a continuance of the ordnance amending the business and tax regulation code by adding the citizen's advisory committee, if we take into account several of the comments and feedback given to us and we agreed to amend the legislation so that the appointment would come to the rules committee.
i would like to thank the supervisor for introducing this legislation. this is very important for us. we support the creation of the citizen's advisory committee because we feel that this would make certain that the residents are part of the revitalization efforts. would like to see a revitalization and also supports the residence. and the amendment that is there too. thank you, supervisor. >> that afternoon. it also with the tenderloin organization. we would like to support this
legislation and i appreciate the citizen's advisory council. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am of resident -- please support this for the community for displacement and high rent. we need help. thank you. >> that afternoon. i have four children and i am and low-income family. please help us and protect us by supporting this is an advisory -- -- citizen advisory committee.
>> sessa representing the tenderloin development, supporting this legislation. we support the amendment and we hope that the legislation will move out of committee, for this to continue. at this time this should be moved forward. we understand this as an advisory committee, this has no real enforceability, and the goal is to create recommendations and to generally give the community a method of input, so as far as i am concerned, the amendment is fine and we can move forward with this legislation. >> good afternoon. >> many families in our neighborhood, we live in and it -- overcrowded housing.
i support this because we want to protect the tenderloin residence from displacement and help create affordable living. thank you very much. >> good afternoon. i am manuel and i live in the south market. i believe that they can protect and help the community, so please support cac. thank you. >> good afternoon. i am with -- and i want to say, i want to thank supervisor kim
for supporting this to help the tenderloin residents for this cac. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisor. i hope that you support this. thank you. >> and is there any other public comment? public comment is closed. i want to take a moment to thank any of the organizers and advocates and residents in the south market for being so engaged. this has helped the office to have such engage community with the policies that we developed in this district, practicing legislation.
thank you very much. do we have a motion to adopt this amendment? what's the first motion to adopt the amendment? >> i want to thank you for doing those amendments, and also looking for to the full boards recommendation. >> the motion to move forward without objection. will you please call in #4. >> item #4 -- the campaign in government with the conduct code, with the conflict of interest code. >> said we have someone from the supervisor's office to talk about this ordinance. >> thank you. >> i am sorry that you were waiting. >> this ordinance, i believe it is very clear. this is the redistricting task force. after the census from 2010 and
the announcement of this showed that the population in these districts had changed, we decided to have the task force convened. this ordinance was introduced at the first meeting available after the director of the department of elections reported this to the memo that i referred to. we have the full board of the committee report. this is one step in the process for this committee. the committee will, in june -- they will have appointments for the task force, and i am certain that they are aware that they will post the vacancy notice for the redistricting task force and this can be found on the web site. and they have more information on the seats that will be appointed, and if you have more questions, call us --
>> can you repeat this more slowly? >> 415-554-7719, sfvos.org. and i believe that later on in may or june, you'll have a schedule for when we will consider this appointment. >> we will schedule the consideration of this appointment. >> my request would be for a committee report to the full board, just to get this done as quickly as possible. >> are there any questions or comments? at this time it will open for public comment on this item. and if there's any public comment, please step up on the ordinance for the redistricting taskforce.
public, is now closed. just to reiterate what he had mentioned at the time, applications are open with the clerk's office some members of the public who wish to apply for the redistricting task force, this is a very important task force that we do every 10 years. the district i represent is a huge contributor to the need to redistrict in the city of san francisco. the department of elections as open -- has opened enclosed applications and -- do you know how the mayor's office is going about collecting their applicants? >> i do not. >> so, we entertain a motion on this item? >> this is as a committee report. >> can you call in #5? >